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Bernard Lee

1908 - 1981

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John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981) was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee's film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Lee has received more than 1,683,654 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Bernard Lee is the 703rd most popular actor (up from 730th in 2019), the 866th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 50th in 2019) and the 104th most popular British Actor.

Bernard Lee was a British actor who played M in the James Bond films.

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Among actors, Bernard Lee ranks 703 out of 9,996Before him are Dean Reed, Lale Andersen, Bernard Hill, Mistinguett, Kelly McGillis, and Linda Lee Cadwell. After him are François Cluzet, Cornel Wilde, Graham Chapman, Max Wright, Tom Wilkinson, and Terry Jones.

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Among people born in 1908, Bernard Lee ranks 53Before him are Victor Ambartsumian, Martha Gellhorn, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Rex Harrison, Robert Merle, and Mercè Rodoreda. After him are Stéphane Grappelli, Henri, Count of Paris, Chivu Stoica, Lita Grey, Valentin Glushko, and Willard Van Orman Quine. Among people deceased in 1981, Bernard Lee ranks 39Before him are David Wechsler, Zarah Leander, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Harry Harlow, Will Durant, and Bill Haley. After him are Lobsang Rampa, Leo Kanner, Omar Torrijos, Lotte Lenya, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, and Duško Popov.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Lee ranks 866 out of 7,765Before him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Duncan I of Scotland (1001), Bernard Hill (1944), Charles George Gordon (1833), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), and Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884). After him are Gladwyn Jebb (1900), Patrick White (1912), Graham Chapman (1941), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), and Ken Hensley (1945).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Bernard Lee ranks 104Before him are John Gielgud (1904), Wentworth Miller (1972), David McCallum (1933), Rex Harrison (1908), Peter Finch (1916), and Bernard Hill (1944). After him are Graham Chapman (1941), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Terry Jones (1942), Peter Cushing (1913), Andy Serkis (1964), and Mark Strong (1963).

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